Juniper Campground


Area Status: Closed
RV sites with hookups at Juniper Campground

Juniper Campground is Quemado Ranger District's most popular campground. It offers full RV hookups, leveled tent sites, and easy lake access. Maximum RV size is 35'.

Juniper Campground Location Map View of tent site at Juniper Campground View across tent site with Quemado Lake in the distance RV sites with hookups at Juniper Campground

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Water will be turned off October 1 for the season.
Operational Hours:  All Gila NF campgrounds have a 14 day stay limit. 
Reservations: The odd-numbered electrical sites (1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, and 17) are available (as of April 1, 2021) on Recreation.gov for making reservations beginning June 1.  All remaining sites will be on a first-come/first-serve basis.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees: There are 17 single family/tent sites and the fee is $10 per day. There are 17 RV sites with hookups and the fee is $15 per day, and odd-numbered electrical sites (1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, and 17) are available on Recreation.gov. These sites can accommodate a 35' RV.  America the Beautiful Interagency Senior and Access Passes are honored for 1/2 off on camping fees.
Usage: Heavy
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions:
  • There is a 14 day stay limit on all campgrounds on the Gila National Forest and the portion of the Apache Forest located in New Mexico.
  • OHV/ATV use is prohibited in the Quemado Lake Recreation Area.
  • Hunting and target shooting is prohibited in the recreation area.
  • All dogs must be on a leash at all times in the campground.
  • No tents are allowed in the RV loop.
  • Horses are prohibited in the Quemado Lake Recreation Area. There is a throwdown area outside the recreation area at El Caso Throwdown.
Closest Towns: Quemado, NM
Water: RV hookups as well as potable water at spigots
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Hosted
Information Center: Quemado Ranger District
Phone: (575) 773-4678

General Information

Directions:

The campground is located southeast of Quemado, NM.  Take NM 32 south 14.2 miles to Quemado Lake/NM 103 sign. At sign turn left onto NM 103 and go 4 miles to where Forest Road 13 (gravel) begins. Continue straight on FR 13 for one (1) mile to campground sign. Turn right into campground.

 


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Campground Camping

There are 18 tent sites available on a first come, first served basis.  Each site has a picnic table and fire ring/bbq grill.

 

No. of Sites 18
No. of Accessible sites 3
Status: Open
Fees: $10 per day for single site, $16 per day for double site.
Hours of Operation: Campground season on the Quemado Ranger District is May 7 - September 27.

RV Camping

There are 17 RV sites available that will accommodate up to a 35' RV. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring/bbq grill. No tents are permited in the RV loop. The odd-numbered electrical sites (1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, and 17) are available (as of April 1, 2021) on Recreation.gov for dates beginning June 1, 2021. .

The dump station is open and the fee is $5.

Status: Open
Fees: $15 per day
Hours of Operation: Campground season on the Quemado Ranger District is May 7 - September 27.

Day Hiking

The campground provides access to the Lakeshore Trail and the associated trail network.

Status: Open
Permit: America the Beautiful Interagency Senior Pass & Access Pass holders receive 50% off standard amentiy fees.
Difficulty Level: Easy to More Difficult

Boating - Motorized

There is a boat ramp at the spillway.  Electric motors and non-motorized boats only.

Status: Open

Boating - Non-Motorized

There is a boat ramp at the spillway.

Status: Open

Amenities

Camping trailer: Full hook-ups. Max RV is 35'
Picnic tables: Each site
Tent camping: 18 developed sites
Toilets: Vault toilet (1) - No Showers
Accessible: 2 accessible sites
Boat ramp: Boat ramp located at spillway
Drinking water:

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
34.137543

  Longitude : 
-108.48919

  Elevation : 
7,712 Feet